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Black Woman Magic Meets the Arts – Renee Baker

Baker, Renee. Composer. Retrieved from

Renee Baker is who the Chicago Symphony Orchestra describes as a multi-disciplined engineer. She is a visual artist, filmmaker, composer, violinist and re-contextualist. I had the pleasure of hearing her give insight into the beautiful mastermind behind her masterpieces. She showed a clip of her film Borderline and described her work for the film as being a composition of instruments the audience would least expect. What most amazed me about Renee Baker, though, was her unapologetic personality. Not only is she dominating the arts with her multi-disciplined talents, she is proud in her Black womanhood. She is aware that minorities are not welcomed with open arms into her field and is brilliant anyway. At the end of her lecture she told the class there will always be misogynists, there will always be bigots, no matter who you are there will always be someone in your field who will set out to make you feel smaller – be great anyway.

Local game store prepares for magical gathering

The official Battle for Zendikar logo (Courtesy of Wizards of the Coast)

The official Battle for Zendikar logo (Courtesy of Wizards of the Coast)

A Local gaming store, Armored Gopher Games, is preparing for one of its busiest weekends of the year.

On October 2-3, they will be holding an event for the release of the newest Magic: The Gathering card game set: Battle for Zendikar. Reporter Lucas Wright got the scoop from the storeowner and local players.

The event will consist of each player competing head-to-head with other players in his or her pool until a champion has been crowned in a “March Madness” style bracket.

Throughout the night prizes will be awarded through a raffle, and players will also be able to keep the cards that they receive upon entry to the event.

Buy-in is $25 dollars, and the money will cover six packs of 15 cards that the players will use to build their 40 card decks and it will also include a ticket for the raffle.

All of this information and more can be found on the store’s website.

How to Perform a Card Trick

Lauren Jonen – Assignment 5

Amaze Your Friends and Family

image1   Card tricks are always a great way to pass the time. They also provide entertainment and priceless reactions when they are completed correctly. For my How-To video I decided to teach a pretty simple card trick that you can use on your roommates, friends, and family.

In a few basic steps this video will teach you how to guess a participants card. In order to land the card trick you’re going to have to make sure you have cards and an attention span. This trick requires you to remember two cards — your ‘key card’ and the participants card once you figure out what they chose. After that, all you need to know how to do is spell!

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Dallas & Co.’s Magic Weekend

When October rolls around it means fall colors, warm sweaters, apple cider- and most importantly that Halloween is only a few weeks away. Magic shops like Dallas & Co. are already counting down the days, having celebrated their 25th annual Magic Weekend this past weekend. To get everyone in the spirit the store hosted magic shows, offered face painting and gave away prizes all at no cost to visitors. Merchandise was on sale, but shopping was not the highlight of the event.

For anyone who missed a most magical weekend check out an insider’s look here.